If you want to read my overall review of the lipsticks and where to buy them go here.
The first three shades were applied straight from the tube and the rest were applied with a lip brush (as they were samples instead of full size products).
Bad PennyA metallic pumpkin orange.
This colour is really stunning and vibrant in real life.
This CorrosionAn opaque brick red/orange colour. It is such a bold colour! Even for me, I'd have to wear this on a brave day. It applied so smoothly and the consistency was really creamy - it was lovely!
IronyA metallic pinky red.
Such a beautiful, rich colour, with jus the right amount of metallic sheen.
Blood RedA dull (not boring!) red colour.
Quite similar to 'This Corrosion' but darker and with less of an orange undertone. A classy colour.
Undead RedA dark, moody red with brown undertones and a hint of blue.
I actually really like this - it was a lot darker than I was expecting but it's really moody without being too gothic.
Bug's BloodA pink red, which when applied felt more like a stain that an opaque colour (which is how it's described on the website) and hence my shocking application.
Looks to be a potential dupe to Lime Crime's Mint To Be and Sweetpea and Fay's Scuba gear. Like some of the other matte colours the actual sample isn't that well blended but it's fine once it's one lips.
The Purple CloudA light pastel purple/lilac.
I really love this shade, it's so pretty. Looks like a potential dupe to Lime Crime's D'Lilac. I thought it was close to Chinchilla but they're not similar enough to be dupes of each other. I love the description from the website as well: "Named after the classic M.P. Shiel novel, this color is perfect for the end of the world and other special occasions".
And the comparative swatch, L-R: Undead Red, Blood Red, This Corrosion, Irony, Bad Penny, Bug's Blood, The Purple Cloud, Chlorosis
So, I also wanted to let you know what my absolute favourites out of all of the ones I've swatched in this post, this post and this one. I have four obvious favourites; Indigo Bridge (a beautiful dark metallic blue), The Purple Cloud (the lovely matte lilac above), Undead Red (a dark reddish plum) and Chaiborg (a metallic medium milk brown).
What are your favourite Portland Black Lipstick Co. shades?